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Paper & Culture Museum

Starting point into the world of Japanese Paper and Echizen Washi

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If you want to enter the world of Japanese paper, start by stepping into this Paper & Culture Museum". Here the origin and history of Echizen Washi, manufacturing process as well as activities related to Japanese paper are displayed friendly by using a lot of materials, panels and paper dolls.

Among these are documents that show interaction with Japanese style painters, such as Yokoyama Taikan.

At Paper & Culuture Museum you can feel how people have kept up the tradition.

Passing through the first floor to the next building, you can see the varieties of Echizen Washi from every paper mill here including both handmade and machine-made. You will be surprised at its diversity of papers on size and quality. Echizen Washi is known with its wide range of paper possibilities.

Near the entrance an objetd’art of Japanese papepr is indirectly illuminated which creates friendly welcoming space for all visitors.

Information

Admission

  individual group(of more than 15 people)
Adult \200 \150
Elementary & junior high students \100 \50

*Common among Paper & Culture Museum and Udatsu Paper & Craft Museum

Hours

Open (all the three houses)/ 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Closed (all the three houses) /Every Tuesday,Year end and New Year (12/28-1/4)

Address

Paper & Culture Museum
11-12 Shinzaike-cho, Echizen City, Fukui 915-0232
phone: 0778-42-0016 fax : 0778-42-3260

Information

Echizen Washi Village

This is the official site of the Echizen Washi Village. We would like to try to introduce Japanese Paper "Echizen Washi" as an attractive culuture to overseas.

Contact Us

Address

Papyrus House
8-44 Shinzaike-cho, Echizen City, Fukui 915-0232
phone: 0778-42-1363

Udatsu Paper & Craft Museum
9-21-2 Shinzaike-cho, Echizen City, Fukui 915-0232
phone: 0778-43-7800

Paper & Culture Museum
11-12 Shinzaike-cho, Echizen City, Fukui 915-0232
phone: 0778-42-0016
fax : 0778-42-3260

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